Fruit cage

Fieldfares flutter its fine netting maddened by the scented air, their hard eyes looking for holes to squeeze through into this open-air larder where currants and berries lie plump, bright as jewels under the green leaves.

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The deepwater port at Piraeus

At Piraeus’s deepwater port ends Europe where Themistocles built his navy sheds and high walls against the Persians, walls to protect the precious Athenian way of life. Now Europe ends in concrete and quayside cranes made elsewhere, raised over the sea to process containers sat waiting in the sunshine. An international ship approaches slows and […]

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